WAKEFULNESS: Satsang with Giten on Buddha, November 5, 2015, in Stockholm

Giten, gultröja, namaste, closeup

WAKE

FULNESS 

From Satsang with Giten on Buddha,

November 5, 2015, in Stockholm

“Thank you for a wonderful satsang evening.”

– Deva Emanuel 

 

 

Buddha says:

 

WAKEFULNESS IS THE WAY TO LIFE.

 

THE FOOL SLEEPS

AS IF HE WERE ALREADY DEAD,

BUT THE MASTER IS AWAKE

 

HE WATCHES

HE IS CLEAR 

 

Silence is the space in which one awakens, and the mind is the space in which one remains asleep.

If your mind continues to to chatter, your are asleep.

Sitting silently, if the mind disappears, and you can hear the birds and the wind blowing through the trees, then awareness and wakefulness wells up in you.

You are only alive in the same proportion that you are present and awake.

Buddha’s have a different definition of life: their definition is that life consists of awareness and wakefulness.

The Buddha’s say that you are alive if you are awake.

Wakefulness is the way to life, says Buddha.

Become more wakeful and you will become more alive.

And life is God.

Life is the goal and awareness is the methodology, the technique to attain life. 

HE WATCHES

HE IS CLEAR

When  you watch, a clarity arises.

When you watch, your mind slows down.

And when one is clear, one is blissful.

Awareness is eternal, it knows no death.

There is no death, because wakefulness can never be destroyed.

When death comes, you will watch it too.

Your body will disappear, but your watchfulness will remain.

It will become part of the cosmic whole.

If you want to get rid of the wheel of life and death, you will have to become absolutely alert.

The only things that has to be learned is watchfulness.

Watch every act that you do.

Watch every thought that passes in your mind.

Watch every desire that takes possession of you.

Watch when you are walking, eating, taking a bath.

Go on watching everything.

Let everything become an opportunity to watch.

Again and again you will forget.

But the moment you remember, again watch.

Bring your total effort to waking yourself up.

Transformation happens only when you put your total energy into it.

– Swami Dhyan Giten

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